Land Records

Esri’s LAMP and Trimble Geospatial Support Fit-for-Purpose in Developing Countries Worldwide

ArcGIS is the secure and scalable platform for land administration, including in developing countries. The Land Administration Modernization Program (LAMP) has, for several years, enabled qualified land administration agencies to leverage ArcGIS technology for the transformation of their cadastre and land administration operations. Not surprisingly, the LAMP has quickly become very popular, with 18 countries and 25 agencies having adopted the program.

As land agencies in developing markets look to modernize all aspects of their daily operations, we know that collecting information in the field is a foundational element and requirement. While this functionality is fully covered by ArcGIS Field Maps, which is included in LAMP, agencies may not have a complete high-accuracy field data collection solution available to them currently.

This is why Esri is pleased to announce a partnership with Trimble that makes available the Trimble Catalyst High Accuracy GNSS Bundle for the Esri Land Administration Modernization Program. The solution provides LAMP participants with an easy-to-use, affordable GNSS positioning solution that integrates seamlessly with ArcGIS Field Maps. Trimble Catalyst is a system of GNSS hardware and GNSS correction service that is operational worldwide, designed specifically for the needs of agencies that have adopted LAMP. It provides the necessary tools and equipment to capture high-accuracy data in the field, in any of the countries that are eligible for LAMP globally. This Trimble offering, when coupled with LAMP, provides any land agency in developing markets with a complete field-to-office workflow. This includes Fit-for-Purpose workflows which have widely become the standard for resource-constrained countries where traditional surveying methods are not practical.

Documenting rights to the land is a multi-step process. (Photo by Liliana Merizalde courtesy Kadaster International.)

According to Markus Koper, Land Administration Specialist at Trimble, “The Trimble Catalyst DA2 GNSS bundle provides Esri LAMP participants access to a high-quality GNSS solution, to collect and maintain accurate land information. Land information and tenure security are highly important, for the countries, but also for the people.”

To learn more about this Trimble offering for LAMP, click here.  Note – your agency must have adopted LAMP to be eligible. The list of countries eligible for LAMP can be found here.

About the author

Linda Foster oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic vision for land records, cadastre, surveying, and land administration. Long recognized as a champion for bringing GIS and geospatial technologies to unique and challenging situations, she has spent much of her career improving the outcomes of timeless, lands-based challenges. A leader in professional organizations, she is currently serving on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) board of directors, has served as a mentor for the URISA mentorship network, and led statewide design of low distortion projections for inclusion in the National Geodetic Survey’s (NGS) upcoming datum updates. Foster is a registered professional land surveyor and certified GIS professional. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering, and a Master’s degree in GIS from Penn State University.

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